Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-3016
Air Force 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Sorensen left Utah - the only home he'd ever known - to begin a new journey thousands of miles away at USU because he wanted to serve his country as a uniformed physician.
"The workload is difficult, and it can be a little overwhelming at times, but there are some really incredible aspects to USU's curriculum as well," he said.
The summer learning experience is one of them. First year students without prior military experience choose from a variety of two-week courses, many of which give students like Sorensen the opportunity to explore a unique side of military medicine.
"I went to Top Knife last summer at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, which is an Air-Force training program designed for flight surgeons who are assigned to squadrons of high performance aircraft such as the F-16. While there, my classmates and I learned how a fighter base functions and how flight surgeons contribute to fighter operations." he said. "It was an amazing experience I'll never forget."
The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is traditional in many ways, but it has unique tenets that make it a special place. Among its singular features is a curriculum that places special emphasis on military and public health medicine. This foundation prepares students for the important roles they will take on as uniformed physicians.
Our program melds the study of basic science, the clinical practice of medicine and military leadership training to produce innovative doctors. This signature blend of education and training distinguishes USU as a leader among institutions of learning.
Learning to care for those in harm's way